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HI--I'm the asst. director of a genealogy library in Connecticut and need help!! I have an elderly patron who is looking for his "sweetheart" from WWII. Her name was Betty Dillion of Rutherglen near Glasgow. She & he were born around 1926, and he served from the US, she being born in Scotland & worked for a co-operative at 31 Morrison St. That's about all he remembers but would love to write to her again. They lost touch after he left Scotland. I usually pass on these kind of stories, but this man is genuine and has spent a small fortune on all the international locators/finders with only receipts to show for his money. Anyone out there have the time to check Rutherglen for Betty Dillion..possibly married to a "J. Shanks"??? We're indebted to you!!! !

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PROPBABLY A STRANGE REQUEST BUT THEN AGAIN MY QUEST IS NOT ONE USUALLY UNDERTAKEN BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS. WHAT I SEEK IS KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLASGOW RECHABYTE MOVEMENT - IN PARTICULAR THE WORKS AND ACTIVITIES OF ONE ANDREW BUCHANAN [ CONFECTIONER AND LEAD PARTNER OF JOHN. BUCHANAN & BROS OF COWCADDENS C.1856-1959]. RECORDS OF ALL RECHABYTE ACTIVITY HAVE ELUDED ME THUS FAR BUT CRUCIAL TO A PROPOSED DISSERTATION 1998/99. THE FIRMS FOUNDING FATHERS WERE COMMITTED TO THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT OVER THE YEARS THAT THEY WERE ACTIVE IN GLASGOW. THIS STEMS FROM A PIOUS BACKGROUND - THEIR FATHER A LEADING, BUT HUMBLE, SERVANT OF THE CHURCH IN KILLEARN. LITTLE ELSE IS KNOWN SAVE A FEW SNIPPETS IN SEVERAL TEXTS C.1900-1939 - THEREAFTER A BLANK. CAN ANYONE ASSIST ME IN THIS QUEST OR CONNECT ME TO OTHERS WHO MIGHT. MANY RECALL THE LOGO 'TRUST IN GOD' THAT WAS USED BY THE BUCHANAN BROS. TO SPREAD THE WORD OF THE LORD TO THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE GLOBE. SADLY, NOT MANY RECALL THE LOCAL AFFAIRS OF THESE MEN OR THE FACTORY HANDS AT THAT PLANT. CAN YOU ASSIST??? ...

JOHN MC GARRIE

Have recently found evidence of a lost elder branch of the BEATTY family who resided in Glasgow in Holm street 1871 through to 1901. The father was Thomas Edward and was a Boilermaker/Foreman and his youngest son also Thomas Edward born 1878. He had three elder sisters Euphemia born 1872, Ann Anderson born 1874, Jane Pairman born 1876. The mother's name was Janet nee Pairman and a brother named James Pairman. Does anyone out there recognise any of these names? Thomas Edward (the elder) emigrated to Japan. Janet Beatty died in 1901. Many Thanks Peter Beattie

Further information on the children of Thomas Edward Beatty Snr. Jane Pairman Beatty married Alexander Anderson Guild of Dumbarton Street Glasgow
at St Peter's United Free Church Glasgow in 1902 and Thomas Edward Beatty Jnr. married Ethel Jane Hunter of Airlie Gardens Glasgow a Baptist
Ceremony at the St Vincent Masonic Hall in 1908. Does anyone recognise any of these names and were there any descendants ?
Would be grateful to hear so as to complete the elder line of my family tree.
from Peter Beattie in Kent

Peter Beattie
My ancestors Agnes & Robert McFarlane came to Buffalo, NY, from Scotland in 1866-1871. The inscription on the back of the photo says it is a picture of their home in Scotland. A death certificate of one of their daughters, Elizabeth, says she was born in Glasgow in 1866. I am presuming that this is somewhere in Glasgow but there is also a connection with Johnstone. (Click on photo for enlargement) William Lineham Many thanks to all who e-mailed to suggest that the image was Jamestown. Click here for contemporary photo
Hi l live in california. l am looking for a few people in Glasgow, and England. Looking for Anthony Hogo.Alvarez, Tanya Bal, Victor Bal, also michael Carolan who was married to edith gibson from the gorbals thankyou Christina
Christina
We are trying to find any relatives of my great-grandfather for the purpose of completing our family tree. David Wishard Bell was born on Dec.27,1884 in Kelthead, Scotland. He came to Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada and raised his 3 sons here. We know his parents and siblings remained in Scotland with ties to Kelthead, Fife and Aberdeen. We are also trying to locate the family members of Mary Hamilton Bell who was deceased on June 23,1928 in Dunfermline. We have confirmed her son's name, Everett Bell. The family surnames are Bell, Ramsay, Hamilton and Wishard with first names of David and Helen being common. Any information about this family line would be greatly appreciated. D.L.Sadler D L Sadler
Can anyone suggest how I might find out more information on the family of my gr.grandparents John GRAY & Agnes (nee GRAHAM). John was born, according to the Old Parochial Records for Scotland, 2nd January 1842 Barony, Lanark, Glasgow. His parents were John GRAY & Agnes BEATON. He had a sister Margaret Campbell GRAY b. 5th November 1837 Barony, Lanark. John GRAY (Jnr) came to Australia in 1869 on the "Flying Cloud" with his wife to be Ann GRAHAM, who was born circa 1846 in Renfrew. Her parents were John GRAHAM & Mary KING. I would love to be able to find any other relatives there might be still in Scotland who are perhaps descended from this family line. Can anyone help?
I would also like to ascertain if there were any further family members from John GRAY & Agnes BEATON and also John GRAHAM & Mary KING. Any assistance will be very much appreciated.
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Judith Gensch

This is a message for Judith Gensch re John Gray et al. There may be some connection with the family I am researching. Unfortunately, the email address above is invalid. Still interested?
Catherine
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Looking for family members of Jeannie Coyle -- originally from Glasgow, moved to England during/after war. Left Lemington Spa England in April 1961 for Ontario, Canada with husband Russel Levis Abram and children -- David Lee (Jan 13, 1947), Joseph Paul Dana (Dec 17, 1952) & Jeanne Marie (August 6, 1957). Jeannie was originally from Glasgow -- brothers are Jimmy, Daniel, Frank & Ben (Benny), sisters are Pat, Theresa, & Mary. Anyone having information about original family members or their decendants please e-mail me. I am Jeannie's daughter-in-law, married to Paul and would love to suprise mom with information about her family.
Sue Abram (Canada)
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I am looking for biographical/historical information on the following:
James Allan Mollison, born in Glasgow (1905-1959), pioneer aviator.
William Mollison, probably born in Glasgow, dates unknown, 19th century actor, time period uncertain. Additionally, can anyone tell me if Phillips and/or Worthington were names common in Glasgow in the 18th century? Many thanks.Patricia Cooper
Patricia Cooper
Can anyone help me in my search in trying to trace my wifes family her
maiden name is mary kilmartin and she was born at 63 possil rd glasgow.mary has a sister, harriet margaret kilmartin living in manchester england, as far as i can tell they were both fostered at a very early age. the father name was james kilmartin from 279 garscube rd glasgow mother name was agnes maiden name knox.mary is now 50 years of age and harriet is 49. .if anyone can help we would be very grateful. Gerry Hollywood
Gerry Hollywood
I understand there is, or was a very tall brick chimney in Glasgow known as St. Rollox chimney. Does anyone know how tall it was/is? Scott Conway S Conway
I will be visiting Glasgow soon and I am trying to find out about where to find a pottery that was made in Glasgow by the name of Barrowfield Pottery, I think by a H. Kennedy. Do you have antique stores that might know about or sell this pottery. Is the pottery company still in existence. What is Barrowfield? A name, county, city, ???? I hope you can help or at lest refer me to someone who might help. Thank you inadvance for your time, it is truly appreciated.Sincerely, Tim Brooks

Hi Tim,
Barrowfield is a district in the East end of Glasgow. If I remember right, the pottery was on London Rd heading towards Shettleston.
Regards,
Duke Drennan
Orlando, Florida

Tim Brooks
We are looking for an individual named Sarah Brown who is presently living with her parents in a small unpronouncable village about 25 miles from Glasgow. I think it has four or five syllables and begins with 'Dun.' Chris Peterson
I'm looking for a friend that I've lost touch with. Her name is Eileen Malley (nee Mc Nellis)and stayed in Linthaugh Road, Pollock before she got married in +/- 1962/63. She has two brother's called Tony & Patrick. Any help would be appreciated Cheers. Cathie Campbell Cathie Campbell
I am searching for possessions of george wolfson who died in 1972 his last known address was36 woodford street there was a lot of photo albums letters and magic paraphernalia if anyone has any information please e mail thankyou
Sandra
Lost Brother
Does anyone know the whereabouts of James Elder born in Govan, Glasgow Feb.19,1925.? Last heard from in Yorkshire England in 1966. He was an commercial artist at that time. Someone told me that he is in Sidney, Australia. He has no way of knowing where I am, we would appreciate any information. Thank you
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Hello there, I am trying to locate my cousin or an address for her.Her maiden name was Betty Wilkinson, daughter of Jack&Bessie,brother of Alan, all deceased. They lived on Carntyne Rd. in Glasgow near Shettelston. I don't know her married name, but she has a son Colin I believe. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. J.B. J.B.
I am searching for my cousin, Robert McGregor. My mother was born in 1929, her father was Robert McGregor, Mr. McGregor's wife Janetta, died while their family was very young, and Mr. McGregor placed his three daughters Janetta, Dora, and Agnes (Sally) into an orphanage (somewhere in Brig o Weir). His two sons, Robert and Charlie, remained with their Father. Janetta eventually married Hubert "Red" Friel and moved to Ottawa, where they raised 4 children. I am their eldest daughter, Heather. Both my parents have passed away, and only my Aunt Dora is living, I would desperately like to contact my cousin, who is the son of Robert, my Mother's older brother. I know this is like looking for a needle in a haystack, but I am praying that this message just like a message in a bottle will find it's destination....many thanks Heather Roy
Hello: My grandmother, CATHERINE MCGREGOR, was born March 9, 1871 at 30 David Street, Glasgow, Scotland. She was the daughter of JAMES and ELIZABETH MCGREGOR and had one sister, Elizabeth, age 2 at the time. Elizabeth married RICHARD SMELLIE. I would like to know if there are any MCGREGOR OR SMELLIE relatives in the area. I would be pleased to hear from anyone with any information.
Thank you very much,
Melissa Arehart
Melissa Arehart
I am looking for a photograph of the Panopticon (formerly Britannia Music Hall). Can anyone help? l.vanderarend@thieme.nl
I am trying to find a lassie I grew up with in Haywood st Lambhill Glasgow we lived across the street and were born on the 18/5/37 I left Scotland for Australia in 1954 I would appreciate any help in finding Joyce Todd. Ron Pomphrey Ron Pomphrey
I am a first generation American of Scottish descent. I am looking for information regarding my fathers' career as a professional boxer in Scotland.
His career would have been in the late 40's or early 50's. As the last survivor of the family if anyone knew the McKendry family (Susan,John,Frank,James,Donald or Patsie) please e-mail me
Kevin McKendry 
Paintings by Malcolm Stuart
Our family owns one of these paintings and we are looking for one of a James Kerr, husband of one Elizabeth Caird Kerr. It is my understanding that one of such paintings were in your storage.
Any help you may be able to give me would be most appreciated.

Thank You
Karen
Karen Guard
I read in a local paper (I live in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, USA) a small bit about a "Jesus Commission" in Glasgow. I am an artist and I am very interested in this project. However, the information I have from the
paper fails to tell who to submit art to, more in-depth details, etc. I hope that someone who may read this email may have more information to impart. I would appreciate it greatly

Thank you,
Margot R. Moulton

Posted - May 1999

Margot R. Moulton
I am trying to find some friends and relatives of my father who has just turned 70, as a surprise. I have received some information from various sources over the internet and am currently looking into it but would be grateful for any other help. Looking for James and Evelyn Edgar, last known address 566 Govan Road, Glasgow, daughter Evelyn, son Duncan. Mrs Edgars maiden name was Mullen from Paisley near Ibros Rangers Park. Sister Sadie. Also Jeannie O'Donnell, Whitehall St Glasgow. My fathers name is Patrick Hegarty. The last time he was in contact was over 25 years ago. They visited him and his wife Joan at their home in Glin Road, coolock, Dublin back then. His address before he married was 60 Ballybough Road, Dublin. He visited Glasgow last year for the first time since 1957 but so much had changed and he couldn't get around as quickly as he'd have liked. He also had cousin called Mollie Quinnn from 112 St Leonard Street, Lanark and a cousin John Quinn who was an inspector on the trains.
If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated. Thanks! Any info please contact me at
Suileglas@aol.com

Posted - May 1999

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Looking for husband's Mother's relatives. Mother-in-law -- Jeannie Coyle married Russel Abram after war. Jeannie's family were: Brothers -- Danny, jim, Benny, Sisters -- Teresa, Mary. One of the sisters married Frank James. Jeannie and Russ immigrated to Canada from Leamington Spa, England in 1961 with three children, -- David Lee (1947), Joseph Paul Dana (1952) and Jeanne Marie (1957) because Russ's father was ill and he needed to return home. Russ was Canadian but remaind in Britain aft!
er the war. Once in Canada Jeanne and Russ had another son -- Michael Anthony (Tony) in 1962. To my knowledge there has been little to no contact with family members for the past 30+ years. My husband would desperately like to contact family members. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Posted - May 1999

Sue Abram
I am looking for an old friend of mine called Albert MacMillan who lived in Glasgow in the 1950's. I know he is married now and have been trying for quite some time to locate him but with no luck. He is around 58-60 yrs old. I knew him when I was a teenager when I lived on Pollock Street, Glasgow. If anyone knows of this person please contact me. Thank you

Posted - May 1999

Sheila Buchanan
Hi, I'm looking for any descendants of this couple:
George Parker SHANNON Sex: M
Marriage(s):
Spouse: Elizabeth RANKIN
Marriage: 18 Mar 1955
Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

My great grand father George Forbes Shannon (1869)was a brother to James Murphy Shannon and others whose parents were Geroge Parker Shannon & Martha Murphy, whom I'm assuming the person above descended from. If any one knows of this line please contact me.
Heather

Posted - June 1999

Heather
Searching for the whereabouts of THOMAS BARRIE formerly from 29 kelvinside ave maryhill glasgow. sister called margaret possibly in america now now aged around 47 looking to contact him soon all info please.

Posted - June 1999

Petrena/Kenny Mitchell
Can anyone help with info re loch or quarry as previous. ie.location of paths,cottages shops etc. CURRENTLY searching area with metal detectors with great results. Mitchell library only have a map of approc 1860.
PLEASE HELP PRESERVE SOME LOCAL HISTORY.

Posted - June 1999

DAVIE
I am trying to build a picture of the events that took place in Glasgow in the 20's & 30's. I believe that there were strikes and various social unrest's which I have vague recollections about from my father who is now dead. In particular I am trying to place James Ness who was involved in riots. Can you suggest a source that may help.

Posted - June 1999

Ken Ness
I am trying to find a Marjorie McCafferty (maiden name) who lived in Springburn, Glasgow in the 1950's. She would be around 58-60 yrs old now and I believe married with grown children. Anyone knowing this person please contact me.

Posted - June 1999

SHEILA BUCHANAN
My name is Monica Mudge (nee Scott) and I am looking for my two cousins on my father's side of the family - he was Tom Scott. Alistair's parents died in the 1950's and he went to live with his father's side of the family near Ruchill Park as far as I can remember and we never saw him after that time. Alistair's parents were Betty Scott and Johnny Niven. David's mother was Beck Scott and his father Alfie May. Last known address for David in the 1980's was 140 Brassey St. Ruchill. My parents and I (my mother was Annie McGoldrick) lived at 188 Skirsa St. Cadder. I emigrated to Canada in 1969 with my husband, Barry, and we have two daughters. I would love to hear any news about my cousins as they are my only relations I have on my father's side of the family. If anyone knows of their whereabouts I would be most grateful if they could contact me. Thank you for your help.

Posted - June 1999

Monica Mudge (nee Scott)
I am trying to trace my family in Scotland. I got as far back as John Laird, my Great-great-great-great Grandfather, who was born in Glasgow in about 1783. Any relatives out there? He married Jennette Thompson from Dumbarton.
I am 48 years old and live in Salem, Oregon. The state capitol. Would love to come visit sometime, but it would be more fun if I visit some distant relatives.

Posted - June 1999

Laird Bryan
I'm searching for one of my father's friends STANLEY MAIR who emigrated to New Zealand from Glasgow in the 1950s. My father's name is Colin Morris. He believes Stanley may have lived in Dunedin but doesn't know where he is now.

Posted - June 1999

If Kirsty Morris is still searching for Stanley Mair would she please reply to me for information Maureen

Posted - Sept 2003

Kirsty Morris
I am looking for any relatives of Hannah Shanahan Bingham who was my grandmother. My mother was adopted in 1920 and I would like to find information on any family that may still live around the Glasgow area. She was married in Dennistoun to an Archibald Bingham in1910. At the time my mother was adopted she was living in the Townhead as were the adoptees Eleanor and William Lafferty. If there are any Binghams or Shanahans out there who can help me or anyone at all it would be very much appreciated.

Posted - July 1999

Fay Hannah
My Dillon line lived in Glasgow, Central District, Scotland in the time period of 1850's to 1880's. The address was 2 Broad Close. Some of the births before 1855 are missing. Can anyone tell me what Central District was before 1855 and what it became after 1874. This may help me to locate the births of the missing children. I would also like to hear from anyone who also may descend from the Dillon of this area. Thank you, Please e-mail responses.

Posted - July 1999

Marilyn
I lived and worked (Barr & Stroud, Anniesland Cross) in Glasgow in the late sixties. I now live in Toulouse, France, and often wonder what has become of the many people I knew in the Glasgow area. Can anyone help?

Posted - July 1999

Tony Shephard
or
Anthony Shephard
Hi i am trying to find any information about my fathers, family all I know is he lived in Glasgow where he met my mother (maiden name was Crichton) they had two sons then came to England to live they then had a Girl and shortly after my father died his name was Alan Hall. If you can help then e-mail me please.

Posted - July 1999

Helen
Lyons Bakery-Wonder what happened to Helen Spiers, Sandra Murray ,Sadie ? Mary they were pals , Jane Woods allworked in office 1961 anyone know please let me know thanks

Posted - July 1999

Don Pennycook
Would like the words of wedding street songs for "Hen Night" you know with pots and spoons!

Posted - July 1999

Mo Brown
My father attended Glasgow High School from 1915-1919 and I have a book published in 1945 as a memorial to those who served in W.W. II. I cannot locate the school on any current map. Would anyone know the location at this time. Is the building still standing? My father's family lived on Kelso Ave. in Rutherglen from 1915 to about 1941 when my grandfather died. He was a retired major and commanded Glasgow's commissionaires. My father was an amateur boxer, and had a number of trophies which unfortunately have now been lost. Would anyone be aware of sports associations in Rutherglen? Where did boxing take place in that area? Many thanks for your help.

Posted - July 1999

Jack Anderson
I wonder if anyone can help me find an old Primary School friend. Her name is Christine McCormick and we went to St. Pauls Tollcross from 61-65. Would like to hear from anyone who I went to school with, it's amazing how nostalgic you get in yer old age !! Cheers

Posted - July 1999

PETER DOLAN
Hi my name is Donna and I am trying to find any information on my family history. I was born in Stobhill hospital in Glasgow on March 15th 1969 to James Joseph Kinloch and Joan Lottie Kinloch formally Dunlop. My paternal grandfathers name was also James Kinloch and my grandmothers name was Isabel Young Kinloch. My maternal grandfathers name was John Dunlop and my grandmothers name was Margaret Dunlop but I don't know her maiden name. If anyone has any information on my family I would be very grateful. Thanks.

Posted - July 1999

Donna
Hi I'm in search of my father and his family. His name is John Brown and his mother is Mollie Russell both of Glasgow. If you have any info or know the family please let them know that Stuart is trying to make contact....Thank you for any help...

Posted - July 1999

Answers???
I was born in glasgow in 1956 in townhead kyle st immigrated to western australia in 1962 and i am after any information on the area and anyone who knew of the lightbody family in town head or thornlibank my father married annie macdade from alloa any info would be appreciated

Posted - July 1999

Answers???
My question about Hutcheson's Grammar School was answered so quickly by the kind Mr. Murphy that I am now MOST impressed by your wonderful service. So I have decided to be greedy and make another request. I'm looking for a couple of lost penpals from my teenage years. Their names at the time were Thea Waugh and Frances Crane. I have no idea whether they still live in Glasgow or not but I would love to find them again. Thanks so much.

Posted - August 1999

S Baxter
Do you know the name of the small gift shop on the main street in Balloch, Scotland, that sells Auk sweaters from the Westray Knitters Society, Ltd.? Address, phone number, email address, anything please?

Posted - August 1999

Sharyn Richardson
I'm an ex-pat of 13 years, living in Australia. I'm trying to lay my hands on a history of Glasgow which covers the 20th century in some detail. I want to know all about Jimmy Boyle and the old firm story, Benny Lynch through to Jim Watt, the tenements, the culture and so on.
I'd also love to find out what happened to my Garrowhill Primary School classmates (graduated 1971) and Bannerman High School classmates (graduated 1977).
Can you help me out? Thanks Ron

Posted - August 1999

Ron Clark
John Nisbet - Can anyone shed light on an artist of this name circa early 1900s?

Posted - August 1999

Answers???
When my mother-in-law was growing up in Uddingston, she sang a song at school (early 1930's). She can only remember a few words from the song, and nobody here in Canada seems to know what she's talking about. We don't know the song title, but the words she remembers are as follows:

"Oh, Nancy's hair is yellow and (?),
And her een are o' the misty blue"

That's all we know. Any clue?

Posted - August 1999

Bryan Parker
I am trying to find out about my Scottish heritage.
My grandfather, ALEXANDER TAYLOR YOUNG was born 1871 (came to Australia c 1900) Brother THOMAS PRINGLE YOUNG, step-brothers ANGUS TAYLOR SINCLAIR, JAMES SINCLAIR, step-sister ELIZABETH YOUNG. Father: THOMAS YOUNG (wine merchant died. 1900) Mother: MARGARET TAYLOR also previously married to JOHN SINCLAIR. I know little about my grandfather's family and am hoping that some one out there may have come across people with the same surnames. During 1900 Angus wrote a letter to his brother in Australia on letterhead of Alex Murdoch & Co. Ltd. Distillers, 74 Wellington Street, Glasgow. Would love to know if any descendants are still in Glasgow. I believed that they lived in the Govan area at 35 Wilson Street during the 1881 census, but have not had access to the 1891 census to see whereabouts then.

Has anyone heard of BLAIR LODGE SCHOOL?

Posted - August 1999

Sue
I'm trying to contact an old friend, Agnes Patterson, who lived at 1148 Maryhill Rd, Maryhill, (close to the Star picture house) until about 1968 or later. She lived with her mother and sister Christine. Agnes and I attended North Kelvinside Sen. Sec. (N.K) from approx. 1951 - 1955. I was raised in Maryhill (36 Oran Street) moved to Crookston 1953. My maiden name was Lily Campbell. I married John Martin and moved to Drumchapel in 1962. Moved to Canada 1965. Remarried and name changed to Rowe. I'd love to hear from anyone who knows Agnes or her family also any one who might recognize me and wants to say hello

Posted - August 1999

Jack & Lily
Hi. I'm looking for my Brother Billie. Haven't seen him in 38 years. I know of the one son he had don't have a name. But I heard that Billie and his son liked football. My name is Jan and I married in 1962 and left to live in the USA. My Brother worked with his father and grand father in Hyde park loccomotive till they closed. And we lost touch our parents are both deceased. we were brought up in AYR ST Springburn and then moved to Balornock.my Brother moved away and that is the last I heard from him. His Full name is WILLIAM MC KAY if anyone out there knows of him please tell him his Sister Jan would like him to call collect 843-797-0762 my phone number or write Jan Shoenberger
117 Hounds Run
Goose Creek,
SC 29445
My brother would be in his late 60's or early 70's. I think he lives close to the Springburn Area. HELP HELP HELP HELP. THANKS

Posted - August 1999

Jan Shoenberger
I am a history student studying at the University of Glasgow, I am currently working on my fourth year dissertation and I am looking at Glasgow during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. In particular, the work of JAMES BURN RUSSELL, the collapse of the CITY OF GLASGOW BANK, 1878, the opening of the CITY CHAMBERS in 1885 and the GREAT EXHIBITION in 1888. I am also interested on opinions concerning whether GLASGOW REALLY WAS FLOURISHING BY THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY? Or any information that people believe to be interesting and/or relevant. Thank you for your time.

Posted - August 1999

Rosie
Does anyone know what the Peel St. Factory made at Mile End?. There is a fair chance it was textiles, eg. weaving or calico printing. It may have been run by the Higginbothams, eg Todd & Higginbotham. The period of interest is mid 19th century.

Posted - August 1999

Jan
I am looking for my Mother who was born at 77 Hight St Rutherglen in Dec 1910. Her parents were John Shea and Mary Kelly, My mother Margaret was the youngest, she had a sister Mary and Brotheres Patrick, John and Michael. Her mother died in 1914 and her father put her into an Orphanage called Nazerath, {I think} She came to Australia in 1926.Would be wonderful if someone could shed some light on some of these fact. Thanks

Posted - August 1999

Geraldine VanderLoos
I am researching my family and through names in a will I am wanting to find out information about the following families: George Christie Walker may have married Elizabeth C Young, but I am not sure. He was a wine merchant. They had a daughter called Winifred Walker in 1900 she was alive. Anyone have a relation past by that name? The other name is Francis Philip m Ellen Young in 1872 he was a grocer. They had one son Alexander b 1873 He may have died as not mentioned in grandfather's will of 1900. There is also the name Phillip Young that appears in the will. Anyone know of him c 1900James Taylor is listed as being a builder in the Glasgow area. Anyone know of a family of builders back in 1900. Any information about these families would be wonderful. Please e-mail me if know anything that you think may be relevant.

Posted - September 1999

Susan Clarke (Young)
Would anyone know where to go in Glasgow to find reproductions of Mackintosh
furniture available for purchase? Thank you.

Posted - September 1999

Thomas Patterson
I wish to contact Angus Smith who came from Govan, Glasgow. Angie lived at 145 Crossloan Rd and then 29 (?) Kingsland Dr. in Cardonald, before emmigrating to the States about 1947. He lived in Buffalo N.Y. before joining the US Air Force and settled in California after demobilisation. Angie had a sister Ina who lived in the Lake district in England. He also had a cousin George Howard who lived in Mosspark, Glasgow before emmigrating to California. Angie's family were from Stornaway.

Posted - October 1999

Answers???
I am currently doing a project on 'Dixons Blazes'. My parents talk about the phenomenon's beauty in almost mythical terms, and I'm desperate to learn as much about it as I can.
Could you point me in the right direction to any books/pictures on the subject?
I would be most grateful.

Posted - October 1999

rmacniven
Hi,,,I live in the United States,,,I have an old Bible that was printed in Glasgow in 1860. It has a family register listed in it.
In that regester is a family by the name of McCaw. I would like to find someone related to this family, Im sure they would like to see this Bible. I would appreciate any help I can get,,,Thank you!

Posted - October 1999

Looking for Cathy Cliff, who has an old bible with the McCaw family in it. Her e mail is no longer valid. - Ruth (Canada)

Cathy - Please contact the Glasgow Web Site
ED

Cathy Cliff
This is message from Neil MacCormick in Portland, Maine, USA, reaching out to those who, with me, attended Woodside (Sen. Sec.) School around in the mid 1940s. With two others (Hugh Boag and Tom Rowan), I have compiled this list of names. If anyone knows how they can be reached, please email me. The purpose is simply to note the passage of time and establish a link to things past and good (well, mostly good, I hope). Thank you for this fine service, and here's to all Glaswegians, a fortunate bunch of people indeed! Jimmy Donahue - Margaret Henderson - Douglas Watson - Balfour Smith - Farquhar Frazer - Margaret Brown - Donald MacKenzie - Andy Stirling - Margaret MacDonald - John Evans - Margaret Gibson - Margaret Crisp - Jim Christie - Marion Brown - Jean MacDonald - Jewel Bell - Dolores
MacKinnon - Thomas Duff - Tom Geachie - Crawford Keenan - Jack Harris - John Muir - Jim Hepburn - Reggie Castle - John Sams - John Heffernan - Charlie Wilson - Molly Sams - Ernest Sims - Ian Wilson - Violet Moffat - Iris Thomson - Kenneth MacDonald - Jack Milroy - Stuart MacLean - Sheena MacLean - Kathy Rosborough.

Posted - October 1999

Neil MacCormick

THANKS

 
I placed a request loking for an old friend back in September '98. Thanks to Jean Campbell who lives in California I have found my friends address. I have just written to her and am awaiting a reply. So thanks again Jean. You are a real Gem. Jean Lucas (Canada)  
Thank you! I received a positive answer to my cry for help. Thanks again for the existence of your site and for your help. Please keep up the good work. Tom Walker.

There was an earlier enquiry from Tom "Sand" Walker about The Agricultural School outside of Jackton which later became Lawmuir Residential School for maladjusted boys of a secondary school age. I had been led to believe that the site of the school had been sold for housing. Tom and other former pupils may be pleased or not to know it has been purchased by Strathclyde Police and the new Training facility will be built there to replace the old unit in Oxford Street Gorbals.

Frank Murphy

 
I Placed an advert in the Glasgow web site the contents were find an old Buddie. Some one checked this site then e.mailed me with the information I needed.
Thanks again. P H Nolan
 
Dear Staff.... just to let you know that you can now remove my message

I am in Canada, I placed the message for my friend who lives in Scotland.
Yesterday I received an e-mail from Australia providing me with an answer to my question
Regards to all of you, Esther.
 
G'day,
I posted a request for information on my cousins from Glasgow, in August
1999. Well all good things come to those who wait.
I now have contact with my long lost relatives, thanks to the keen eye of a
friend of theirs. Thanks for the opportunity to place my plea for help.
A wee Glesga lassie. (Irene Stirling)
 
     
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